Joshua’s Tri bike

Joshua’s Tri bike

Joshua is a local triathlete who wanted something custom to match his requirements for position, handling and on-bike storage. I worked with him on the position, then came up with a design to suit. We went with a low bottom bracket, as pedaling around corners is rarely required in the events Joshua races, this keeps the center of gravity low and adds to the stability. As he will need to travel with the bike, we opted for an aero seatpost instead of an integrated seatmast. Using 3T bars with spacers under the extensions allowed for a compact frame and short headtube whilst keeping the bars in the correct position. The cables enter the frame at the toptube, behind the stem, and then pass through an internal guide before heading through the downtube to the gears and rear brake.

For storage, I modified a Specialized Fuel Cell to fit into the main triangle – it attaches to the seattube bottle bosses, and there are bosses on the downtube too should bottles be required instead of the Cell. A bento box is bolted to bosses on the toptube behind the stem, then Joshua added bottle cages behind the saddle and between the aerobars.

The build has a 3T front end, with a SRAM drivetrain and TriRig Omega brakes.

Powder finish with painted graphics by Custom Powderworks, photos by Tina Buescher.

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